Jobs & Internships
Jobs & Internships
Interns are responsible for the smooth, safe and efficient running of workshops and for daily set-up of studios. Studios require quick breakdowns and set ups between classes with attention to the detailed requirements of each class. Interns work with visiting faculty to assist and monitor classes. Classes change every week and studio interns must anticipate new requirements and understand how all equipment functions. Studios open at 8:45 am and close at 5:00 pm, interns ideally work on a staggered schedule from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (times will vary depending on evening workshops). Administrative Interns support the Castle Hill office staff and will develop skills in non-profit office administration including aspects of marketing, fundraising, and event planning.
College Interns have the opportunity to take up to three workshops of their choice during the summer season, High School Interns can take two workshops of their choice.
Applications and information for Summer Studio and Administrative Internships are below.
College Student Intern Application 2017:
High School Student Intern Application 2017:
Our Work Study program is for adults who have a strong desire to take a workshop but who may not have the opportunity to take our classes without financial assistance. Work study students receive credit to be applied towards the tuition of their workshop. For every 1.5 hours worked, one hour credit will be applied towards workshop tuition. Work study awards are based on need as well as prior work experience.
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill has served a single purpose for more than 40 years: to create an inclusive and supportive arts community by providing a wide range of artistic experiences to students at all levels of ability. Energized by a faculty of distinguished artists and writers and enlivened by a welcoming and engaging community, Castle Hill offers workshops, lectures, exhibitions, performances, special events and short-term artist residencies. Located in an exquisitely beautiful rural setting, Castle Hill provides unique and inspiring learning experiences to all who come here.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
Castle Hill does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or marital status in the admission of students, hiring of personnel, or in the administration of its work study, internship or scholarship program.
2017 Ceramic Artist in Residency Program
The deadline has passed for the 2017 residency.
Dune Shack Residencies
Become a member of Castle Hill and then apply to the OCARC Dune Shack Residency. For more information and to apply for the Dune Shack Residency Programs, click here.
The goal of Castle Hill’s Ceramics Studio Cooperative (the Co-op) is to give local residents of Cape Cod the opportunity to work in a communal studio environment that is both well equipped and stimulating. Castle Hill offers its clean and functional ceramic studio to those who do not normally have access to ceramic facilities or home studios. Beyond offering the space and equipment, the Co-op supports an important need for the Cape community. It is designed to bring ceramic makers together so that they can share ideas, techniques and experiences within a supportive and creative environment.
Castle Hill’s Ceramics Studio Cooperative is available to all levels of commitment and accomplishment and benefits from the broad range of skill sets its members bring to the studio. With your support and participation we expect the ceramics studio to continue developing as a dynamic place for students and Co-op Members to pursue their personal growth, while continuing to inspire and promote excellence in Castle Hill’s Ceramics Program. We encourage artists to work and learn together and what better way than through a cooperative environment!
Ceramic Cooperative members also receive a 10% discount on ceramic workshops at Castle Hill (please remind the registrar when you sign up for a class).
To join the Co-op, one must first become a Ceramics Studio Co-op Member for that year. After membership is established, a Member would register for a length of time to use the studio. Scheduled in advance with the Ceramics Studio Manager, the studio can be used for a day here or a week there or by one month, three month or five month blocks. Once studio use has been scheduled, Members will be given a brief orientation as well as an allotted space for the exclusive storage of their personal supplies and work.
Co-op Members must register and pay in advance of all studio use.
The Ceramic Cooperative is available for beginners to experienced potters. Your membership gives you access to the studio, tools, equipment, glazes and limited firings.
The annual membership provides many special benefits including:
Access to the Castle Hill Ceramics Studio, including use of all tools, glazes and equipment
The opportunity to participate in special sales and exhibitions hosted by Castle Hill
Discounted prices on firing
- 10% discount on Castle Hill merchandise
- 15% discount on summer workshops at Castle Hill (please remind the Registrar when you sign up for a class)
Co-op Membership: $50/year
Ceramic Studio Use Fees: $35/Day, $75/Week, $200/Month, $500/3 months, $800/5 months, $1000/8 months (September 15 - May 15)
OPEN YEAR ROUND!
The ceramics co-op is closed on weekends.
The co-op is also closed during scheduled workshop classes and holidays including but not limited to: Columbus Day, Veterans Day, the day before/after and including Thanksgiving Day, the week of Dec 26th – 30th, Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day.
Please refer to bulletin board postings for additional closing times. Make-up dates are available for members to reschedule time lost due to workshop conflict hours and holiday closings (full session members excluded). Contact the ceramic co-op coordinator.
The Castle Hill Ceramics Studio is open for Co-op use from mid-September through mid-May, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Castle Hill Ceramics Studio houses 12 wheels (including 1 kick wheel), several worktables, a wedging table, storage shelves, a slab roller, banding wheels, plenty of ware-boards and bats, plaster forms, an extruder and a plethora of tools for all stages of working. We have 3 electric kilns, an electric test kiln, a large Bailey gas kiln, a raku kiln, a salt/soda kiln and the only wood kiln on Cape Cod. The Ceramics Studio offers a dynamic assortment of over 25 high-fire glazes and a fully stocked glaze materials room so there’s always something new in rotation.
Our building at Pamet Crossing gives us the opportunity to offer Cape artists a space to create and produce prints in a fully equipped print shop. It is our hope that opening this cooperative space will build community and open an artistic dialogue.
Our print shop houses 3 intaglio/relief presses and a Vandercook Letterpress SP20. We offer a wide array of standard print shop equipment for your use.
An additional benefit of membership is a 10% discount on printmaking workshops.
Individual instruction may also be arranged for an additional fee. The studio of the Printmaking Cooperative is available when workshops are not in session.
Just give us a call: (508) 349-7511
Our Winter 2017 application deadline has passed. Thank you to all artists who applied!
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is currently offering a 3 month Ceramic Artist in Residence Program during the winter of 2017 that is designed to provide time and facilities to artists looking for a concentrated creative experience. Our goal is to give driven and self-directed artists the opportunity to enhance their personal, intellectual and creative growth by expanding their body of work or creating a specific project. Free from the distractions of every day pressures, residents will be given time and space to concentrate on their work in the beautiful setting of Cape Cod and will be awarded a shared exhibition in the Castle Hill gallery upon completion of their stay.
The residency runs from January 3 to March 31, 2017 and includes housing and studio space for $500/month. A total of two residents will be selected based on a review of application materials. Each resident will have personal workspace in a shared studio and open access to the communal ceramics studio and kilns. Materials and firing fees are payable through Castle Hill at a discounted rate. Residents will share a furnished 2 bedroom apartment equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry and internet access.
The ceramics facility at Castle Hill offers all standard studio equipment including wheels and a slab roller, as well as many kilns in excellent condition including: several programmable electric kilns, a Bailey gas kiln, raku, salt, and a train style wood kiln. The studio barn is nestled in the gentle hills of Truro Massachusetts, just steps from the ocean. The Cape is rich with both nature and arts activity and abounds with beaches, nature trails and small-town charm.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Ceramics Studio Manager, Brian Taylor at 508-349-7511 or email@example.com
Aly Yote Leone is a ceramic artist working in the Greater Hartford area of CT. Aly received her BFA in Ceramics with a minor in Sculpture from the University of Hartford in 2015. She is currently making work, traveling, and studying with local shamans.
Sarah Southwick was born and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She received her BA in Visual Arts from Bennington College in Vermont and recently completed a Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Artisanry at UMass Dartmouth. Sarah has participated in residencies both nationally and internationally, including Watershed Center for the Ceramic arts in Newcastle, ME and Porcelain City Abroad in Jingdezhen, China. Often site-specific, her sculptures seek to transform space and perception around Earth’s ever changing landscapes while contemplating the relationship between society and the natural world.
Shelsea Dodd is a ceramic artist born and raised in Binghamton, New York. She received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD in 2013. Her work has been shown nationally and she has worked with a number of artists and lived in various cities across the US. Through symbolism, narrative, and nostalgia, Shelsea's sculptures investigate the relationships between humans and animals on a biological, philosophical, and psychological level. Shelsea currently lives in Baltimore, MD, where she maintains a studio practice, teaches, and works as a studio technician at a local college. Follow her on Instagram @shelseadodd.
Giselle Peters was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She completed a BFA in Ceramics from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary and a BA in Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. She now resides in Lethbridge, Alberta where she makes and teaches ceramic arts. Although originally coming from a painting background, she now works primarily in clay, making both functional pottery and figurative sculpture. Initially drawn to clay because of its long history and inherent relationship to archaeology, her work reflects themes of history, culture and artifact.
Liz Hafey was born and raised in Fairfield, CT, and has lived in the New England/Massachusetts area her whole life. She received her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013 where she studied ceramics, under Ben Ryterban, Janna Longacre, Kathy King, Sarah Williams and many others within the MassArt community.
Liz focuses on creating pieces of work that mimic industry as well as political, social issues that we deal with on a daily basis. For more information please check out her website: www.lizhafey.com
Drew Johnson is a Florida based artist that received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida in 2012. Since graduation, Drew has been selected for several artist assistantships as well as the studio assistant scholarship program at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. His sculptural work is exhibited nationally and is part of the permanent Rosenfield Collection.
Chris Allen is from Sparta, New Jersey. He received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in December 2013. Chris uses clay to create sculptural objects that are inspired from life, continually experimenting with the properties of the material.
Born and raised in Kansas, Julia Polidoro graduated from Kansas State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics. Awarded the Angelo C. Garzio scholarship for studio pottery as an undergraduate. Working with thrown and slip cast forms she takes inspiration from textiles and sewing.
The Outer Cape Artists in Residence Consortium (OCARC) was founded in 1995 in response to a request by the Cape Cod National Seashore (Seashore) to establish a residency program in one of its historic dune shacks at the edge of the Atlantic “back shore” in Provincetown. It offers the artist the creative stimulation that isolation and solitude provide. In the summer of 1995, OCARC was awarded the Margo-Gelb shack by the Seashore, with the first residencies being held in 1996.
OCARC is made up of four non-profit organizations - three arts organizations [the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (FAWC), Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill (Castle Hill)] and a dune shack advocacy group, Peaked Hill Trust (PHT). PHT oversees the maintenance of the Margo-Gelb shack as well as provides the transportation to/from the shack on Saturdays.
Six residencies are awarded each year during the season of mid-May – mid-October. The first residencies included a writer, a photographer, a sculptor, two painters and a painter-poet. Since then the residencies have been of a similar mix.
Writers and Artists (artists may include painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, musicians, etc.) may apply for a two-week residency. Any practicing artist may apply; however priority for consideration for a residency will be given to applicants who are a Former Fellow of FAWC, a member of PAAM, or a member of Castle Hill. Those who have never participated in the program will have priority over those who have already had this opportunity.
Those who are awarded residencies will receive a two-week stay in the dunes. The dates available are for two week periods, starting and ending on Saturday:
May 20--June 3User fee $475
June 17- July 1 User fee $750
July 15-July 29 User fee $750 Fees are higher during the "high" summer season.
August 12-August 26 User fee $750
September 09-September 23 User fee $550
September 30—October 14 User fee $400
Applications are due March 15, 2017 and the residencies are awarded shortly after, as the full season’s schedule is set at that time.
As an element of OCARC’s agreement with the National Park Service, participants are requested to develop a means of sharing their dune shack experience with a broader audience, such as through an exhibition, reading, workshop, demonstration, or exhibit. Participants should discuss their ideas for programs and venues with OCARC
LIVING IN A SHACK
The Margo-Gelb shack, which was once owned by painter Boris Margo and his wife, printmaker Jan Gelb, sits on a high dune overlooking the ocean. It has views on all directions. The one room shack is about 14 feet by 12 feet in size, with an environmentally friendly, composting outhouse nearby. The shack has two single beds, a work-dining table, sink, gas burners, a gas refrigerator, and cooking/eating utensils. There is no wood stove or other source of heat. A hand pump for water is located about 100 feet from the shack (NOTE: this is good drinking water and is tested every year.) There is a clothesline near the shack for hanging wash.
Mattresses, pillows and blankets are provided. Residents must supply towels, sheets, sleeping bags (if desired), and whatever food, art supplies and clothing they need. The National Park Service doesn't allow pets.
PHT maintains the shack and provides transportation in and out of the dunes at the beginning and end of the stay. The town of Provincetown is within walking distance, about two miles away. Because of severe erosion along the shore, the path down to the beach is somewhat longer and less direct than previously. Signs directing foot traffic are posted.
QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION
The applicants need not be a Fellow of FAWC or a member of PAAM or Castle Hill, but those who fit one of these categories will be given priority, all things being equal, when considering those who will receive the residency. Also given priority are those who have never before received this residency.
The applicant must be a practicing writer or artist who demonstrates through his/her resume and letter why he/she wishes the residency and how the experience will be beneficial to him/her and the overall program by means of the public presentation.
The applicant should give an outline of that program, but may change the outline with approval of OCARC and the Seashore before the event, as long as time is allowed for proper advertising.
An application fee of $10 should accompany the application. A check should be made out to OCARC.
The application may also include three references and any other material, such as reviews, that the applicant feels will help in the selection process.
OCARC does not discriminate regarding age, religion, race, disability, etc., but a disabled person must demonstrate that he/she could negotiate a steep sand hill to the shack and any other obstacles related to primitive, isolated, living. An applicant with physical disabilities should specify needs in the application, due to the isolation and terrain of the location.
Deadline for 2017 application: March 15, 2017. The shack is available from mid-May to mid-October. Please indicate in your application the first and second choices for residency dates, two weeks, starting with a Saturday date.
Applications will be processed by a committee. A resident may have a guest or guests visiting the shack, but only one at a time. The prime intent of this experience is considered to be its isolation and how solitude may affect and enhance the creative process.
APPLICATION CHECK LIST: